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(WZZM) -- The journalist who wrote an article praising ArtPrize for GQ magazine has died while on assignment in Uganda.

WZZM 13 interviewed Matthew Powers after his article called "So you think you can paint?" appeared in the magazine in 2012. He described the competition as exceptional, moving, and extraordinary.

"I went to Meijer Gardens, The B.O.B. parking lot, I went all over town. It was really interesting and moving to see the city taken over like that. I was kind of amazed," he told our Phil Dawson.

The Daily Mail reports Powers died while covering the story of British explorer walking the length of the Nile. It's believed he died from heat exhaustion. Powers was 39 years old.

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